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  • Zorba Paster: Eating fish provides health boost

    If you take fish oil every day for your heart, then pay attention. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows it’s a dud. It’s not worth …


  • For healthier eating, establish kitchen regimen at home

    People who eschew takeout for home cooking eat healthier foods, whether they aim to or not, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins University. “When people cook most of …


  • Experts sound alarm on sugar as source of disease

    Is sugar making us sick? A team of scientists at the University of California in San Francisco believes so, and they’re doing something about it. They launched an initiative to …


  • No debate: Area schools’ cafeterias offering nutritional lunches

    While Spokane students are piling roasted chicken and homemade red potato fries onto their plates, other students around the country will still be eating canned vegetables packed with sodium and …


  • Fresh and healthy on food banks’ wish lists

    Comforting, sweet and cheap, “white food” has its appeals. But the frosted cinnamon rolls and chocolate-chip scones packed by the clamshell into cardboard boxes in a food bank warehouse last …


  • Raw milk may not help those with lactose intolerance

    A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption. The condition is common worldwide, and can …


  • Mediterranean diet found to lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

    Even without weight loss, adhering to a diet rich in fresh produce, chicken, fish and olive oil is 40 percent more effective in heading off the development of Type 2 …


  • Father’s diet may determine baby’s genetic fate

    Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father’s vitamin B9 deficiency may …


  • WSU study shows organic milk boasts higher healthy fats

    SEATTLE – There’s no doubt eating organic food can reduce your exposure to pesticides, but the jury remains out on whether organically grown food is inherently more nutritious than food …


  • America’s eating habits deteriorating, new poll shows

    LOS ANGELES – Americans have been eating worse than in previous years, according to a newly released poll of more than 150,000 adults. Every day, Gallup and the health improvement …


  • More Thanksgiving meals catering to special diets

    NEW YORK – Three different types of stuffing will be offered on Stacy Fox’s table this Thanksgiving: traditional, gluten-free and vegan. There will be steak for people who don’t like …


  • ‘Disease of kings’ has become common in U.S.

    Some years ago my grandmother called me complaining of a swollen toe so painful that it woke her up and hurt for the sheets to touch it. Because she was …


  • Study: Eating nuts seems to play longevity role

    DALLAS – Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease – in fact, were less likely to …


  • FDA wants trans fat out of our diets

    The Food and Drug Administration moved Thursday to virtually eliminate trans fat, an artificially created artery-clogging substance, from Americans’ diets. The move follows a widespread effort by food makers and …


  • Fast-food experts find few healthy kids’ meals

    It’s not often that the so-called food cops have kind words for the fast-food industry, but there are a few of them in a new report on the offerings from …


  • Nestle will speed up salt reduction in foods

    GENEVA – The world’s biggest food and drink company is pledging to speed up making hundreds of products with less salt to honor new U.N. dietary guidelines. Swiss-based Nestle said …


  • Northwest Farm Fresh puts local meat, produce at customers’ fingertips

    Shelly Stevens runs down the list. Arugula. Banana bread. Basil. Carrots. Cheese, Corn. Fennel. Leeks. Potatoes. Squash.


  • Lose ab fat through smart food choices

    DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve written that abdominal fat is particularly bad for your health. What are the best ways to get rid of it? DEAR READER: When it comes to …


  • The unprocess: Eating more natural foods

    October #Unprocessed is back. Are you taking the challenge? For the fourth year in a row, Santa Monica, Calif., food writer Andrew Wilder of the blog “Eating Rules” is challenging …


  • India passes massive food program for poor

    NEW DELHI – India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the …


  • Some districts opt out of healthier lunches

    After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals …


  • At long last, FDA defines ‘gluten-free’

    My younger daughter and I joke that her future wedding song – when Mr. Right finally comes along – should be Celine Dion’s rendition of “At Last.” I might sing …


  • Montana milk freshness rule prevails

    HELENA – A Montana judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by a California food distributor that tried again to abolish a rule that requires milk sold in Montana to be …


  • Breakfast eaters have lower heart attack risk, study says

    ATLANTA – Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a …


  • Real kids eating real food

    For years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested. But by 2010, the time was right. Alarm over rising rates of childhood obesity …


  • Study: High-carb meals stir up appetite

    WASHINGTON – Tucking into a breakfast of buttermilk pancakes and maple syrup, or a great bowl of white pasta for lunch, sends your blood sugar soaring – and then, suddenly, …


  • Boomers can’t deny brush with junk food

    We baby boomers were the first fast-food/junk-food generation. Lucky Charms – sugar lumps in the guise of a breakfast cereal – was created in 1962.


  • Research ties longevity to diets without meat

    Can a vegetarian diet add years to your life? A new study suggests the answer could be yes. After examining the health records of 73,308 people for an average of …


  • Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns

    CHICAGO – While Sam Spitz’s friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the high school sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad. Spitz was in training for a big …


  • Unapproved wheat found in Oregon field

    WASHINGTON – Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field, a potential threat to trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods. The Agriculture Department …


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